Ebola-afflicted nursing assistant's dog may have been 'sacrificed' as fear of virus mounts in Spain

October 8, 2014 3:50 PM

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Spanish media is reporting that the dog owned by the Spanish nursing assistant who contracted the Ebola virus may have been euthanized after health officials in Madrid argued it was necessary to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

Early reports by El Mundo, a newspaper in Spain, said that Excalibur, a mixed-breed dog, was "sacrificed" at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Madrid at around 2:30 p.m. local time (8:30 a.m. Eastern time), despite pleas from his owners and from animal rights groups across Spain that the ...

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